WORKSHOP/MASTER CLASS on TRUMPET

Workshop/Master Class on trumpet for Classical and Jazz Trumpet Players, all levels


GENERAL TECHNIQUE
- AIR: correct breathing, air compression, air speed, air stream, throat, use and support of the body.
- SOUND: centering and developping the sound, opened throat, opera singing approach, lips vibrations.
- MUSCLES: elastic use of the lips and face muscles, how to use the body as support for the air., proper use of the mouth corners, relaxing muscles.
- TONGUE: tonguing and tongue position.


EMBOUCHURE
- Analysis of the embouchure and of the different types of embouchures.
- How to fix the embouchure problems.
- The Armando Ghitalla's and The Stevens Costello's approach to embouchure and trumpet playing, the M” embouchure, “the elastic white wall”.
- The “3 points concept” in embouchure and mouthpiece.


PRACTICE and DAILY ROUTINES
- Methods.
- Warm-up.
- Daily routines.


EXTREME HIGH RANGE
- How to develop the high and extreme high range of the trumpet.
- Approach to different techinques.

EQUIPMENT
- Trumpets.
- Mouthpieces .
- Mutes.
- Accessories.


CLASSICAL MUSIC
- Analysis and advices on how to approach and fix technical problems on difficult orchestral excerpts and on the classic and modern repertory.
- Approach and training to auditions, competitions, concerts.


HOW TO PLAY LEAD TRUMPET
- How to play lead trumpet in different genres of music with different languages: jazz big band, commercial, funk, latin.
- Analysis and interpretation of the lead trumpet playing in the different periods of the jazz big bands history.
- Practicing on big band charts.


APPROACH TO BASIC JAZZ IMPROVISATION
- Chords, scales harmonization
- Modal jazz, Modes and Scales from the Major Scale and from ascending Melodic Minor Scale..
- Alternative Scales: Whole Tones Scale, Augmented Scale, Diminished Scale, Half Diminished Scale, Half Step-Whole Step Scale, Be Bop Scale, Blues Scale, Super Locrian Scale
- Perfect Cadence II-V-I, major and minor.
- Fifth Circle.
- Tritone Substitution.
- Tonicization
- Major and minor Pentatonic scales, modes and patterns.
- Major and minor Blues.
- The Blues of C. Parker and J. Coltrane.
- Rhythm Changes (Anatole).
- Technique in fourth.
- How to develop a jazz solo and rhythm concept.
- Jazz idiom: practice on transcriptions of famous jazz trumpet solos and analisys of the principal jazz trumpeters styles.
- Bebop Duets.
- Practice on jazz standards.


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